Altadena Sheriff’s deputies were called in Monday to rescue a hiker's dog that had collapsed on a trail in Eaton Canyon from possible heat stroke.
A 20-year-old woman from Downey was hiking with her dog when the 4-year-old boxer appeared lethargic and stopped walking, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Altadena Station.
The hiker called for help and spoke with Fire Captain Joe Grayston of Los Angeles County Fire Engine 66, who was able to pinpoint her location and direct rescue crews to the distressed dog, the release stated,
When the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team first arrived, they found “Tyson” unable to sit up.
Rescuers tried to give Tyson water, but he was unable to keep it down, sheriff's officials said.
Tyson was loaded into the air-conditioned cab of a waiting Altadena Rescue Team truck.
He and his owner were driven off the hot trail to the parking lot at Eaton Canyon Nature Center, according to the release.
The Pasadena Humane Society was waiting to access the dog's condition.
After 30 minutes of cooling off, Tyson was able to keep the down the water and was allowed to go home with his owner, the release stated.